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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Places Highly in National Ranking

UCLA medical school solidified its standing among nation's best, placing fourth in primary care, eight in research, in annual U.S. News and World Report assessment.
20-Mar-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Nanostructures Created by UCLA Scientists Could Make Gene Therapies Safer, Faster and More Affordable

UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could...
15-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Nation’s Medical Costs for Hip and Knee Replacements Could Be Reduced, Saving Billions Every Year

Elective hip and knee replacements may represent a significant source of potentially controllable healthcare spending, according to a March 13 Viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and authored by...
13-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Great Recession Took a Toll on Public Health, Study Finds

The Great Recession, spanning 2008 to 2010, was associated with heightened cardiovascular risk factors, including increased blood pressure and glucose levels.The connections were especially pronounced among older homeowners and people still in the...
9-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Boosting Brain’s Immune Cell Function Reduces Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice

UCLA researchers engineered mice to produce more TREM2, a gene tied to Alzheimer’s disease
7-Mar-2018 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


Multimodal Approach Improves Survival in Aggressive Prostate Cancer

5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Benefit of ECT for Major Depression Predicted by Inflammation Biomarkers

Higher levels of biomarkers for inflammation correlate with better outcomes following ECT; findings could help prioritize candidates for the treatment
5-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Paid Family Medical Leave in the U.S.: Good for Families, Good for the Economy

Paid Family Medical Leave: Healthier U.S. Families Within Our Reach, a new report by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, provides evidence of the most effective approaches to paid family and medical leave...
28-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rolling Back Nicotine in Cigarettes: Smoking Policy Advisor/Internist Available

16-Mar-2018 8:05 PM EDT

How to Talk with a Loved One About Their Weight Gain

14-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT


Surviving the College Acceptance Letter Waiting Game

Kate Sheehan, a licensed clinical social worker and managing director of the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support, has some survival tips for navigating the wait.
13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Protecting Your Child From Spring Sports Injuries

Recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that almost one-third of all childhood injuries are sports-related, and that more than half of those are preventable.
9-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EST


Smart Sleep Steps to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time

Dr. Alon Avidan, a professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, has these suggestions to help people adapt more quickly.
6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST


Is Total Rest Always Best After Concussion? UCLA Health Experts, Research Say No.

2-Mar-2018 1:20 PM EST


Good Deeds May Be an Antidote to Daily Diet of Distressing Headlines

Stressed out by today's extreme news cycle? UCLA expert offers tips for coping.
29-Jan-2018 4:55 PM EST


UCLA Health Experts Advisory - Focus on Winter Olympics 2018

Various UCLA Health physicians offer their expertise on topics related to the Winter Olympics 2018, such as coping with sports injuries and testing for banned substances; among others.
26-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST

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